Running Warehouse recently dropped a big sneak Peek on a new “Barefoot Style” shoe that will be out later in 2013. Keeping true to the Merrell Barefoot Line, the Merrell Ascend Glove will be a zero-drop trail running shoe, yet provide more cushioning than the successful Trail Glove. Traversing technical trails in minimal footwear can be taxing on a runners foot and legs. The Ascend Glove from Merrell solves this problem by offering a 10.5 mm stack height and a protective Rock-plate that runs from the forefoot to the heel. The upper uses Merrell’s new MotionMesh, that has increased breathability and flexes freely with the foots natural movements. The Vibram outsole looks much more aggressive than previous models for increased traction on mountainside trails. The Ascend Glove will be out in July 2013 and will retail for $120.